How to Stop on a Skateboard

Skateboarding is a fun activity that allows you to get out and enjoy the fresh air. It’s also great exercise, and it can be used to build confidence and coordination. Skateboarding can also be a great stress reliever if you take the right precautions. However, it isn’t without its risks. If you don’t know what you’re doing or how to stop on a skateboard, you could end up hurting yourself or someone else. 

This article will teach you everything about stopping on a skateboard. Read on to learn more about how to stop safely on a skateboard.

How to Stop on a Skateboard?

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There are a few different ways to stop on a skateboard. The most common way is to use your foot to stop the board. This can be done by either dragging your foot on the ground or by using your heel to drag on the ground. Another way to stop is to use your weight to shift the board in a different direction. This can be done by leaning your body weight to one side or the other.

What is the Best Way to Stop on a Skateboard?

The best way to stop on a skateboard is to practice beforehand. Get a feel for how much pressure you need to apply with your foot to stop the board. Once you have a good understanding of how much pressure to apply, you can then experiment with different techniques. Try dragging your foot in different ways or shifting your weight to see what works best for you.

What Are Some Other Tips for Stopping on a Skateboard?

In addition to practicing and experimenting with different techniques, here are a few other tips that can help you stop on a skateboard: 

  • Make sure you have good footing before you attempt to stop. This means having both feet planted firmly on the board and being in a stable position. 
  • Apply pressure evenly with both feet when stopping. This will help to keep the board under control and prevent it from veering off to one side or the other. 
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  • Be aware of your surroundings. This is especially important if you’re stopping in a public place. Make sure there are no obstacles in your way and that you have plenty of room to stop safely. 
  • Always wear proper safety gear. This includes a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads. It’s better to be safe than sorry if you do happen to fall.

How Do You Stop and Pick Up a Skateboard?

Picking up a skateboard can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the sport. Stopping a skateboard by dragging your foot on the ground is the best technique to pick it up. Once the board has come to a complete stop, you can then bend down and pick it up. 

Make sure you grab the board by the middle and not the ends, as this can cause the board to break. Also, be careful not to put your fingers in between the trucks when you pick up the board, as this can also lead to injury [1].


Stopping on a skateboard can be a challenge, but it’s definitely doable with a little practice.  Be sure to follow the tips in this article to help you stop safely and pick up your board properly. With a little bit of time and effort, you’ll be stopping like a pro in no time.


Lucas Travis
Lucas Travis
Lucas is far from your regular skater boy—he is knowledgeable beyond riding basics and tricks; he knows the technicalities and specifics of every type of modern skateboards, bikes, and scooters. His passion for skateboarding inspired him to bring together a team of skateboard-lovers and experts to test new and popular models and come up with recommendations that will help every skateboard, bike or scooter enthusiasts like them.
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